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Amy and Aron Levin


We already know firefighters—when they aren’t boldly running into infernos—are pretty mean cooks. Turns out some of them have brewing chops, too.

St. Florian’s Brewery is the brainchild of Amy Levin and her husband/brewer Aron, a captain of the Windsor Fire District. Launched this year after Aron suffered minor burns on the job, the brewery’s named for the patron saint of firefighters and dedicates at least 5 percent of its profits to fire-related organizations. Try: The 7.3% ABV flagship, St. Florian IPA

Launched in San Francisco in 1999 by a volunteer firefighter, Hook & Ladder Brewing eventually moved east to Maryland, where it donates 25 cents of each case sold to Baltimore’s Metropolitan Firefighters Burn Center Fund. Try: The 95-point nutty, chocolaty Backdraft Brown

Conceived by two Los Angeles firemen while battling local brushfires, Firemans Brew debuted in 2007 with beer, sodas and coffee. Each year, the company donates some of its profits to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Try: The bready, 91-point Fireman’s Blonde


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In my ongoing quest to visit breweries all across this great land, I have now surpassed the 400 mark, and they’ve been spread across 37 states and 175+ cities. To celebrate this landmark, I’ve put together a ‘Special Edition’ of Brewery Travels: A rundown of my favorites in each of the states visited so far.

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Why a Miller Lite Was the Best Beer I’ve Ever Had

I’ve worked in craft beer for nearly five years now. I’ve had the fortune to try some truly amazing brews: Pliny the Elder, Heady Topper, Bourbon Barrel Aged Expedition Stout. Supplication? I’ve got one in my mini-fridge. The reason I’m telling you this is because I want to frame my statements here properly. I’ve had good beer, trust me. The best beer I’ve ever had, though, was a Miller Lite.

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